“Particularly gorgeous!” Tom Ravenscroft
For the best part of two decades now, South London Afro-Dub legends Soothsayers have been preaching their politically charged good vibrations to a growing and loyal fan base. Their live shows are legendary and vary from off-the-cuff community friendly gigs in Brixton, to festival headline slots and tours across Europe and beyond.
Having released their seventh album, entitled Tradition, on Wah Wah 45s last summer to much critical acclaim, 2019 sees a number of well respected and up-and-coming producers re-interpret the album in their own, unique ways.
Seriously Heavy Bassline
Having been born in the U.S., raised in India and recently having moved to London – tabla player and producer Sarathy Korwar has had myriad influences surrounding him all his life. His collaborations with Shabaka Hutchings, Arun Gosh and Hieroglyphic Being are well known and well loved, and his three album releases transcend jazz, spoken word, classical and electronica.
It’s no surprise then that when Sarathy remixes a track, you get something layered, complicated and very beautiful indeed. His re-working of Soothsayers’ version of Bob Marley’s Natural Mystic perfectly pitches Cornell Campbell’s inviting vocal against stuttering drums, lonesome brass and one seriously heavy bass-line. As the track progresses, these elements get slowly more twisted and the result is a sonorous yet joyful sound, all of Sarathy’s making!
Tradition Remixed is released on Friday June 21st 2019 – look out for remixes from Wu-Lu and Jonny Drop, soon come!